England endured a torrid passage of play against the new ball in their response to New Zealand’s first innings total of 329 as they lost six wickets to cede control to the visitors on Day 2 of the Headingley Test on Friday, June 24. The hosts took little time to snuff out the New Zealand innings after the lunch break as Jack Leach completes his five-fer. But what followed was a spectacular display of swing bowling from the experienced New Zealand spearheads, leaving the hosts wobbling at 91 for 6. The procession started as early as in the opening over when Trent Boult got the new ball to swing and Alex Lees was bowled all ends up.
WICKET! That’s a BEAUTY from Boult 💥
Not much Alex Lees could have done there! #ENGvsNZ pic.twitter.com/w5fLFuipvM
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 24, 2022